Monthly Archives: June 2020

The Bohemian Hotel set to open Friday

The Bohemian Hotel in Iowa City, once known as the Highlander Hotel, will officially open its doors this Friday.

IBC members expecting lower sales, employment ahead

The difficult business climate will continue to challenge the state’s largest companies through the end of the year, according to the latest Economic Outlook Survey released today by the Iowa Business Council (IBC).

Reynolds touts Iowa economic potential at WH meeting

Gov. Kim Reynolds and members of President Trump’s American Workforce Advisory Board discussed Friday how America’s recovery from COVID-19 will be driven by upskilling and reskilling the American worker.

‘Northside Outside’ open for business in downtown IC

Iowa City officials have closed a one-block stretch of North Linn Street in downtown Iowa City to make way for what area restaurateurs are calling the “Northside Outside.”

Corridor companies see $15M from state relief program

Corridor businesses have received nearly $15 million from an emergency grant program intended to toss a temporary lifeline to places hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply strain: Corridor manufacturers work around supply disruptions

Enter the world of supply chain disruption. It’s been the buzzword of the year for manufacturers in the pandemic.

Eastern Iowa Airport sees more passengers in May

Passenger numbers at the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) are tracking upward as travelers return to the skies, with May registering a more than four-fold increase from April’s low point.

CBJ wins five awards in national competition

The Corridor Business Journal was honored virtually on June 25 with five awards by the national Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP), including three gold awards and a bronze as Best Newspaper – Small Tabloid.

Local team’s $100M proposal advances for prime CR site

The Cedar Rapids City Council has chosen a local development group to enter final talks with for the First & First West site the city is offering for development in the Kingston Village district.

May brought sharp slowdown in Iowa home sales

May home sales in Iowa fell 19.8% according to the Iowa Association of Realtors, as the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on spring contract signings hit the data.

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